August 2019 – Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour
Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Save the dates: Perth - 12th August, Adelaide - 16th August, Melbourne -19 August, Cairns – 22 August, Sydney – 24th August.
David will present full-day sessions focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.
Registration for all David Kilpatrick events will be open soon.
Cancellation Policy: LDA has a 'no refund' policy. The exception woud be if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred from one staff member to another if required. Please advise LDA of any changes.
Other Conferences and Research Seminars
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SPELD PD events
See individual state SPELD websites for information regarding relevant PD in the area of learning difficulties in each state.
For State SPELD contact details go to http://auspeld.org.au/state-associations
Past Professional Learning Events 2019
Dyscalculia and low numeracy: Strategies for teachers Presented by Ann Williams- Sunday 10th February 2019
An “ex chalkie” Ann aimed her D at the ‘regular’ teacher as years of experience have taught her to be practical. Ann’s presentation aimed to give teachers something they could use in their own teaching, the day after the PD. Ann’s presentation focused on the following areas: